The other night we had party for a youth-led organisation I volunteer for called Left Right Think Tank. We were celebrating finishing the creation of their yearly policy document (don't worry if you don't know what that is, I didn't before I started) and just having some general end of year drinks. We hosted this grand affair (lol) at a bar and restaurant called Papa Goose located on Flinders Lane. I was the official photographer for the night, although I wasn't using my own camera so a lot of the photos turned out crap. The venue was quite sophisticated and the food was yum! Here's some of my favourite photos of the venue from the night...
November 27, 2012
When I started blogging I never imagined that I would meet new people through it. A couple of months ago Frances from Then Lets Begin and I started following each others blogs and now she's in Melbourne! We met at the iconic Federation Square and headed to Degraves Street for a yummy and very filling lunch. After that I took her on a bit of a shopping tour of Melbourne through the laneways and arcades all the way up to Melbourne Central.
November 26, 2012
After wandering down a side street in Prahran, we entered into a wonderland of vineyards, gigantic fruit and picnic baskets. What looked like a regular old building from the front, was actually a whimsical cheese-filled valley of destiny. We were greeted at the door by the lovely hostess and escorted inside to our picnic area where we were treated to complimentary wine and cheese.
November 24, 2012
I feel like I say this at least a couple of times a month, but I seriously did not know this place existed. Formerly known as the Belgian Beer Cafe Bluestone, the Village Brasserie is an indoor/outdoor bar which creates the atmosphere of being in Central Europe, although you've barely left the Melbourne CBD. Currently, the buildings and the grounds are being converted into an urban cultural community hub. We went there to have some chilled drinks, although being the poor uni student I am, it was a bit pricey. Still good none the less.
November 22, 2012
Whenever I see the words "shopping night" or "shopping festival," I instantly think free alcohol! The Flinders Lane Shopping Night did not disappoint. However as the name suggests, it's not actually about the free alcohol (although it's a welcome incentive), it's about getting together with friends and taking a little trip down shopping lane. Flinders Lane in Melbourne is known for it tiny boutiques and local designers. Although normally a bit more pricey than your standard high street store, it's definitely worth a look if you're looking for something unique.
November 19, 2012
Tonight was bittersweet. We all gathered on the beach to say farewell to an amazing friend as she heads back to her homeland, the US of A. And I know what you're thinking, but Marlee aren't you meant to be studying for exams? Well I gave up on that. Plus there was no way I'd miss this.
November 15, 2012
Okay, I swear this is the last post I'm going to do about Harvest Festival. But it was an awesome day and I just have a few more photos to show you! I wont write much because you're probably sick of hearing about it by now. So please enjoy these last few photos and I will diversify my content once I have a life again.
November 13, 2012
Festival's are a bit like a toned down version of halloween, in that you can wear almost anything and get away with it. However amoungst all the crazy costumes, you also find some great personal style. I found these lovely ladies who I thought looked amazing and I hope you do too.
November 12, 2012
Harvest Festival stretched way beyond the usual stage and audience festival experience. There was an entire fringe entertainment extravaganza engaging and involving anyone and everyone they could. As well as roving performers, there was an abundance of abstract and whimsical artworks around the venue.
November 11, 2012
Yesterday I attended Harvest Festival. It's never really interested me that much in the past but I think that's just because I didn't know much about it. My friend Sam and I decided to volunteer at the festival for something cool to do and to get free entry into the festival. Possibly one of the best decisions of my life. This festival was absolutely amazing. Possibly the best one I've ever been to! Because of this, I'm finding it very difficult to collate the photos into one blog post, so I've decided to do a series of them. Today is the first in the installment and based on the crazy beautiful, eccentric and mind-blowing music.
November 9, 2012
Okay so I may not have bought all of these in November, but as I said in a previous post, I'm in the middle of exams so my life is a tad boring right now. I've decided to show you my recent jewellery purchases and tell you where I got them from.
The first item is this gold heart ring with a little cross on it. I'm not normally a fan of wearing crosses because I think they're religious and I'm not religious, but this one wasn't too religious-y (new word) looking.
November 6, 2012
The other day I had the task of walking down Southbank in the search for a venue for an upcoming event. I decided, because Southbank is pretty and I needed some entertainment, that I would do a blog post on it. So here it is. It was a very wet and rainy day and of course I forgot to bring an umbrella. But a little bit of water never hurt anyone so it didn't bother me too much.
November 4, 2012
Okay! Hi! I am Abby, and I volunteer with Marlee. My cousin (Josh) and I, for reasons that remain unclear to me, decided to travel to Dungog, which is 3 and a half hours away from Sydney to see Mumford and Sons on their Gentlemen of the Road tour.